Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Pirates took home after losing Streak in a matchup with the Giants

Pitching Prospects: Giants: Alex Cobb (0-0); Pirates: Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.07 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Giants-180, Pirates +154; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Pittsburgh Pirates play the San Francisco Giants to stop a four-game home slide.

Pittsburgh has a 25–39 record overall and a 13–19 record in home games. The Pirates went 15-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.

San Francisco has a 37–27 record overall and an 18–13 record in road games. The Giants have a 26-4 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Sunday’s game is the third time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.

Top Performances: Brian Reynolds has eight doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for the Pirates. K Brian Hayes is 8-for-36 in the last 10 matches with two doubles and triples.

Jock Pedersen, slugging .559, led the Giants with 14 home runs. Luis Gonzalez is 8-for-32 in the last 10 games with four doubles, one home run and three RBIs.

Last 10 games: Pirates: 1-9, .190 batting average, 5.42 ERA, 26 outscores

Giants: 8-2, .215 batting average, 1.58 ERA, beat opponents by 16 runs

Injuries: Pirates: Tukupita Marcano: 10-day IL (Covid-19), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-day IL (Wrist), Duane Underwood Jr.: 15-day IL (Covid-19), Dillon Peters: 15-day DE IL (Unknown), Josh Vanmeter: 10-Day IL (Finger), Ben Gamel: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Kevin Newman: 60-Day IL (Groin), Roberto Perez: 60-day IL (hamstring), Jake Marisnick: 10-day IL (thumb), Greg Allen: 60-day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-day IL (elbow)

Giants: Jacob Junis: 15-day IL (groin), Alex Cobb: 15-day IL (neck strain), Lamonte Wade Jr.: 10-day IL (left knee), Anthony Descalafny: 60-day IL (ankle), Steven Duggar: 60-day IL (oblique), Matthew Boyd: 60-day IL (elbow)

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